Charlton Shaw 
Location served:
Dresden, Tupperville  
Years in Practice:
1888 to 1904
Area of Specialization:
Family Physician and Surgeon  


Dr. Charlton Shaw was born in Chatham Twp, Ontario on September 6th, 1865.  His parents, Isaac and Elsie L. Shaw were farmers. His paternal grandmothers maiden name was Charlton.  Dr. Charlton had 3 younger brothers; Franklin, Ernest and Joseph and a younger sister named Beatrice.  Dr. Shaw was educated locally and according to the 1891 census, he was a public school teacher.

Dr. Shaw attended Trinity College in Toronto, Ontario and graduated M.D. in 1898.  Dr. Shaw gained valuable experience as a Surgeon at the Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.  He returned to Canada and set up his practice in Tupperville, Ontario. He also set up a practice Dresden.  His office was located over Smith Bros. Wool Shop on the west side of St. George Street.

There is no evidence to suggest that Dr. Shaw was ever married. He resided with his sister Beatrice in Tupperville. He died on December 3rd, 1904 at the age of 39. According to an article that appears in the Chatham Daily Planet on the 13th of December, 1904, Dr. Shaw had just returned to Tupperville from a trip to St. Louis, when he was “stricken” with a heart malady.  Further, the article went on to say that he had “worked up a splendid practice” and that he was “beloved by all who knew him”.  His parents did survive him but all three are now buried at Riverview Cemetery in Wallaceburg, Ontario .